David M. Armstrong Oral History Interview, May 9, 1988, June 10, 1988, July 7, 1988

Oral History #OH0108

  • Descriptive Summary
    Title: David M. Armstrong Oral History Interview
    Creator: Armstrong, David M., b. 1919
    Lennon, Donald R.
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: English
    Extent: 0.02 Cubic feet, 4 audiotapes, 5.25 hours, 118 pages ,
  • Description

    Commander Armstrong describes his background and schooling in the Washington, D.C. area, his attendance at American University and Columbia Preparatory School, and his experiences at the U.S. Naval Academy. He discusses involvement in boxing and soccer, classes, discipline, and the Youngster cruise to Europe in 1938. Post graduation topics covered include duty in the U.S.S. ZANE, the Japanese attack upon Pearl Harbor, social life of a young officer in Hawaii, and wartime patrols, including the attack on Guadalcanal.

    In interview #2, Armstrong continues his discussion of W.W. II. Among the topics covered are the Guadalcanal— Solomon Islands Campaign involvement of the USS ZANE; duty in the USS TERRY at Rabaul, Saipan, Guam, and the Philippine Sea; kamikaze attack on USS HIGBEE; and post war duty in the Pacific as commander of the USS DOYLE.

    Interview #3 covers his service as a student and faculty member of the Naval Intelligence School, assignments in naval intelligence, duty in the USS ROCHESTER, Pentagon duty with OPNAV, command of the WILLIS A. LEE, and assignment to the NATO Command in Naples, Italy

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    David M. Armstrong Oral History Interview (#OH0108), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

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